Posts Tagged ‘photographer’

Q&A / Calgary Wedding Photographer Recommendation

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Hey, My coworker is getting married and they are looking for a photographer.  I know you don’t do weddings anymore but any recommendations of people I can give to her? Here are some wedding photographers I know of in the Calgary area.  Besides being talented, I will only recommend and vouch for photographers that are […]


Hecktic Travels / 2014 National Geographic Travelers of the Year

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Dalene and Pete Heck go by a simple motto, No possessions. No plans. Just travel.  As simple as that may sound on paper, there are so many things that make this creed difficult to abide by.  In 2009 they sold everything they owned, packed a few essentials into their backpacks and headed for South America. […]


What to Do if Someone Steals Your Photo on Facebook

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Using Photos from Facebook As a photographer I’m flattered when someone decides to use my photo for their personal use.  It shows that they enjoy it enough to show their network of friends.  For me, it becomes a problem or a point of contention, when either of the following happens: 1)  Cropping out the watermark […]


10 Bad Photography Habits You Need To Quit Today

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There are many top 10 lists floating about the internet, especially with photography.  Top 10 cameras, top 10 tripods, top 10 macro lenses, top 10 locations to shoot, etc… the list goes on.  What’s rare is to see are top 10 lists devoted on what not to do.  Particularly, a list made by photographer Alan Ranger, a […]


Thought Provoking Photos of People Lying in a Week’s Worth of Their Trash / Gregg Segal

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Photographer Gregg Segal has created an ongoing series entitled, “7 Days of Garbage”, which shows Californian friends, neighbors, and relative strangers lying in the trash they created in one week.  The images are well done and meticulously laid out.  The images, to me, evoke thoughts of the environment and our role in the ecosphere. Click here to […]


Nikon D810 Announcement / What’s New

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The new D810 It seems just like yesterday to me when the Nikon D800/D800E was first released.  I wrote about it back in March 2012.  Today, Nikon has announced a new replacement that has consolidated the two versions into one, the D810. After reading the whole First Impressions article on DPreview and a few other reputable […]


Study the Masters: Dorothea Lange / By David duChemin

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Dorothea Lange On David’s latest series of blog posts he studies the masters of photography.  In this particular post he focuses on Dorothea Lange, who is best known for her work on the American Great Depression.  Of her work, an image stands out which many have seen.  Click here for the full story. David duChemin […]


Vault Photomag / Magazine Launch

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If you’re finding something to do this Thursday evening check out the Vault Photomag launch event.  Last year I was approached by photographer and editor / publisher of Vault.  Vault was started by Kurtis Martyn to be an on-line resource to showcase photographers from around the world. To celebrate the premier printed issue of Vault […]


NYE 2014 Glitz & Glam Photo Booth

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One of my clients, the Four Points by Sheraton had us do our costume booth this year and these are a few random booth pictures that night…   Click here for more…. NYE 2014 Glitz & Glam  


Exposure 2014 / Calgary Banff Canmore Photography Festival

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Every year for the month of February Calgary, Banff and Canmore celebrate photography with the Exposure Festival.  There are exhibitions, classes, workshops, talks and other miscellaneous fun events, all photography themed.  This year is the 10th anniversary of the festival. Last year I had two exhibits, 100 Years 100 Face of the Stampede and Surreal. […]


Ten Favourite Landscape Images of 2013

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In 2008 Jim Goldstein blogged, “10 Ways to Top Your Best 2008 Photographs“.  It’s a great tool to use (no matter what year) when trying to narrow down your favourites.  Here are my favourite landscape images for 2013 in chronological order: 1. New Dawn Out of sheer luck I was out shooting the very first sunrise […]


December Desktop Wallpaper / Lake O’Hara Sunrise

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Instead of the cliché winter scene, for December I thought I would give you a wallpaper that can remind you of what’s in store a few months from now.  A cliché spring scene!  This year my hometown of Calgary got hit with the worst flooding in its history.  Now during the winter months we have […]


Mayor Nenshi Photo Shoot / Mabuhay Calgary

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A few weeks ago I was called in by the great editors of Mabuhay Calgary to photograph the Mayor of Calgary, Naheed Nenshi.  The photos were for an interview so we didn’t have much time for the shoot.   Originally we were going to meet at City Hall but then the plans changed at the […]


Emily & Renny / Taking Care of Business

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Renny is a good friend of mine.  We’ve known each other for years and have gone through many times together.  I’m going to miss the guy when he moves to San Francisco.  I was happy to meet his girlfriend Emily, for the first time.  The photo session was a surprise for her.  I wasn’t sure […]


Angry Priest Loses it on Wedding Photographer

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Wedding photographers will get a chuckle out of this one.  When I used to shoot weddings I was always taught to treat the wedding ceremony with respect.  Part of that respect comes talking to the officiant prior to the ceremony.  Always ask what the rules are and what he/she prefers.  I even went so far […]


35 and Alive / Glacier National Park

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On our way back from Missoula we spent another trip out in Glacier National Park.  When I’m surrounded by nature I feel alive.  I spent my 35th birthday photographing Glacier National Park, hiking in the woods, sleeping in a tent, making breakfast  from a propane stove and spending time with my beautiful wife and soul […]


The Secret to Photographing Waves / Matt Kloskowski

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Have you ever thought about the proper techniques when photographing waves in motion?  Matt Kloskowski gives a couple valuable techniques to help you capture a great wave/beach shot.  Click on the image or here to read more. Matt is a full-time Education Director for Kelby Media Group and a Tampa-based photographer.  He’s the Editor of Lightroom Magazine and teaches Photoshop […]


Photos of Burning Man 2013

The Man burns during the Burning Man 2013 arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, on August 31, 2013. The federal government issued a permit for 68,000 people from all over the world to gather at the sold out festival, which is celebrating its 27th year, to spend a week in the remote desert cut off from much of the outside world to experience art, music and the unique community that develops. (Reuters/Jim Urquhart via The Atlantic)

In case you weren’t aware of the Burning Man Festival, it’s an annual festival where an estimated 68,000 people gather at the playa of Nevada’s Black Rock Desert.  The massive pilgrimage of people form a temporary city for a few days.  People attend from all walks of life and all parts of the world to […]


What Constitutes Original Art? / Artist Discrimination

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The Vulgar Photographer Chase Jarvis wrote a very informative blog post in December of 2012 entitled “the Vulgar Photographer – Trespasser on the Sacred Ground of Fine Art”.  Read the article and you’ll get my point when it comes to what people consider fine art.  I consider my photographs from the JCFA collection fine art. […]


July Desktop Wallpaper / Island Life – Happy Canada Day

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Happy Canada Day everyone!  To celebrate Canada’s beauty in the Rocky Mountains, this month’s free desktop wallpaper is an image I created out in Yoho National Park. I arrived at the location I scouted days before wanting to capture the iconic first bit of golden light on the mountain tops.  I waited and waited finally […]


How To Get A Photo Pass for Concerts

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Brad Moore is a concert and entertainment photographer from Tampa.  In this 500px blog post he talks about how you would go about getting a press/photo pass for concerts. This 500px article talks about how you go about shooting concert photos, finding alternative venues, contacting media, getting the pass, big shows vs. small shows.  Click here for […]


Craft & Vision eBook | Lightroom 5 Up to Speed

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Everything You Need to Know About the Adobe Lightroom 5 Upgrade Lightroom 5 Up to Speed is written by an Adobe Certified Expert who shows you all the new features and how to get started using the new tools. This 77-page eBook, and the companion videos (50+ minutes), will help you get up to speed with […]


Tips for New Photographers

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Quite often I get emails asking how to break into the photography business.  Photography is regarded as a cool profession.  That being said, most people don’t realize the tremendous work involved in being a professional freelance photographer.  There’s so much to being a photographer than just creating images.  Marketing, accounting, bookkeeping, sales are all part […]


May Desktop Wallpaper / Dance to the Morning Light

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Before a photo shoot I like to scope out my location.  This particular shoot I was scouting for was to have a mountainous background for a car in the foreground.  This particular day quite cloudy.  It was so cloudy in fact that I couldn’t even see any of the mountains.  What do you do when […]